Carlos White

Dallas
T 214.580.5850
F 214.545.3473
100 Crescent Court
Suite 350
Dallas, Texas 75201

Carlos is a transactional lawyer with substantial experience in advising clients on corporate, commercial, and franchising matters. Carlos' experience includes counseling start-up, mid-market, and large companies on a full gamut of domestic and international franchising issues, including disclosure laws and documents, franchise offers, transfers, renewals, terminations, and M&A transactions; representing clients on private offerings and joint ventures; and serving as outside general counsel for small and mid-market companies. Carlos has also served as general counsel for a global I.T. company.

Representative Matters

Franchise & Distribution 

  • Created franchise programs and oversaw the annual franchise registration process for numerous franchise concepts in various industries, including quick and full-service restaurants, hotel and hospitality, real estate, senior assisted living, financial services, date and match-making, and computer services.
  • Counseled and advised various manufacturers, distributors, and dealers on dealer, franchise relationship, and business opportunity laws.
  • Served as franchise counsel for a private equity firm in its multi-million-dollar purchase of a transportation and logistics franchise system.
  • Served as franchise counsel for a private equity firm in its multi-million-dollar sell of an oil service franchise system.
  • Served as franchise counsel for a multi-billion-dollar company in its sale of a restaurant concept to a San Francisco-based private equity firm.
  • Served as franchise counsel for a well-known quick service restaurant in establishing a franchise program in Mexico.
  • Served as franchise counsel for a multi-billion-dollar hotel company in restructuring its franchise program in the United States and establishing a franchise program in Mexico.
  • Served as franchise counsel for a multi-billion hotel/hospitality company in establishing franchise and distribution networks in Australia, Barbados, Singapore, Russia, and Thailand.
  • Served as franchise counsel for a well-known beverage company in restructuring its distribution network in the United States and establishing franchise programs in Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.
  • Represented numerous multi-unit franchisees in franchise acquisitions, transfers and private offerings, and in evaluating their statutory rights under applicable franchise laws.

Corporate & Commercial 

  • Represented management team of a consumer product and services company in a billion-dollar change in control transaction.
  • Served as General Counsel and oversaw and implemented the legal strategy for corporate governance matters, supply chain and customer agreements and arrangements, and day-to-day operational matters for a company and its subsidiaries.
  • Acted as the chief administrative lawyer for a company whose workforce expanded from 110 to 600 employees, total revenues from $80 to nearly $400 million, and customer count from 5,700 to over 25,000 in a two-year period.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • D Magazine, Best Lawyers in Dallas, Franchise Law
  • Texas General Counsel Forum Magna Stella Awards, "Best Small Legal Department" finalist  
  • Association of Corporate Counsel and D CEO Magazine Corporate Counsel Awards, "Outstanding In-house Counsel" nominee

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Penn Law Club
  • Friend of Wharton DFW

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Jaguar Foundation of Atlanta Board of Advisors
  • Served as Big Brothers/Big Sisters Dallas County Board Member
  • Served as Southern Dallas Development Corporation Board Member

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Mary Gross
Email
T 214.580.5838
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